Average Bench: 85% (340th of 1011)

Based on 143 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Very good average bench

The Samsung SM87 512GB averaged just 14.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM87 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.9MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 512GB is 64.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 179MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 288MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 143 samples)
Min Avg Max
419 Read 485 523
64.8 Write 288 485
113 Mixed 335 505
40.2 SusWrite 179 432
71.6% 322 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 31.9 43.3
29.1 4K Write 70.8 120
13.6 4K Mixed 34.2 54.1
130% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 DQ Read 235 375
51 DQ Write 178 312
16.4 DQ Mixed 119 319
113% 177 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 430 436 447 432 416 MB/s
Read 446
Write 430
Mixed 317
SusWrite 428
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 45.3
162% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 285
215% 284 MB/s
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 238 248 236 238 241 MB/s
Read 437
Write 260
Mixed 313
SusWrite 242
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 42.3
148% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 329
238% 311 MB/s
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 78 70 70 59 55 MB/s
Read 482
Write 92.2
Mixed 155
SusWrite 71.6
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 39.5
155% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 93
DQ Mixed 174
139% 202 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 177 164 187 175 178 MB/s
Read 385
Write 215
Mixed 286
SusWrite 180
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 45.8
4K Mixed 42.3
128% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 288
214% 286 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 129 130 126 130 130 MB/s
Read 440
Write 178
Mixed 229
SusWrite 132
54% 245 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 37.4
128% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 39.2
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 255
157% 166 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 46 57 64 67 68 MB/s
Read 440
Write 67.8
Mixed 107
SusWrite 55.6
36% 168 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 42.8
4K Mixed 29.6
109% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 47.1
DQ Mixed 65.9
61% 98.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,664,288 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 512GB Builds (Compare 3,326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 9% - Terrible Total price: $440

Popular SM87 512GB compatible motherboards:

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